3. Phone, Contacts, and Calendar

Whereas Chapters 1 and 2 are designed to give you some background and get you up and running quickly with your Google phone, this chapter starts a more hands-on section of the book. It’s time to turn your attention to productivity, and specifically to three of the core applications on the gPhone: the phone itself and the Contacts and Calendar features.

In this chapter, I explore these tools, which are absolutely essential to communications and productivity. I start with the basics and then show you a few tips that will improve your productivity and hone your skills.


The phone part of a smartphone is its most important feature. (I almost wrote that it’s arguably the most important feature, but there’s really ...

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